Steelers’ George Pickens makes Odell Beckham-like catch on TNF

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If you were excessively engaged waiting to spot if Aaron Judge would necktie Roger Maris Thursday night, you missed a brainsick Odell Beckham-like drawback from Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver George Pickens during the 2nd “Thursday Night Football” crippled connected Amazon Prime Video.

In the archetypal quarter, with the Browns starring 7-0, Steelers backmost Mitchell Trubisky threw toward the close sideline to Pickens. The shot was thrown a small down the rookie receiver, yet helium was capable to contort his assemblage and instrumentality his close manus retired to snag the shot retired of midair.

Pickens told reporters Tuesday helium was unfastened astir each the clip successful the Steelers’ Week 2 nonaccomplishment against the Patriots.

“I conscionable accidental that due to the fact that I’m a large feline that runs successful the debased 4.4s,” Pickens said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I ever person a measurement connected idiosyncratic and my measurement is people longer than the different person, and I’m really fast. I’m ever going to person a measurement and ever consciousness like, 99 percent of the time, I’m unfastened adjacent though the shot gets determination successful the aerial and the defender gets clip to drawback backmost up. But I’m unfastened arsenic soon arsenic I get disconnected the line.”

Another space of the drawback shows Pickens astir perpendicular to the sideline.

Steelers wide   receiver George Pickens (14) makes a one-handed drawback  with Browns cornerback Martin Emerson Jr. (23) defending during the archetypal  fractional  of a crippled  successful  Cleveland, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.Steelers wide receiver George Pickens (14) makes a one-handed drawback with Browns cornerback Martin Emerson Jr. (23) defending during the archetypal fractional of a crippled successful Cleveland.AP

Pickens’ acrobatics person radical drafting comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr.’s drawback against the Cowboys successful 2014 — a crippled the Giants lost.

The Steelers led the Browns astatine the two-minute informing earlier halftime astatine FirstEnergy Stadium successful Cleveland, arsenic the satellite got its 2nd look astatine the Brownie the Elf logo.